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Charlotte is a classic baby name with a long history of famous bearers. Famous novelists and poets, actresses, politicians, models, and even royalty have borne the name Charlotte.

Meaning and Origin of the name Charlotte:

Charlotte is a girl's name of French origin meaning “free man” or “petite.”

Charlotte as a name originated in France as the feminine form of the name Charles or Charlot. Charles is the French form of the Proto-Germanic name *karilaz (meaning “free man”). The name became popular in the 17th century in England and spread into many other European countries over the following centuries.

Nicknames for the name Charlotte:

Charlotte is an elegant sounding name that is popular among royalty. This adorable name has many different nicknames for you to choose from. To help you find a nickname you like for your baby girl, we compiled the list below of great nicknames for the name Charlotte.

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Style of the name Charlotte:


Gender of the name Charlotte:

Charlotte is the French feminine form of the boy’s name Charles.

Pronunciation of the name Charlotte:

SHAHR-lət (English), SHAR-LAWT (French), shar-LAW-tə (German, Dutch), sha-LOT (Swedish)

Number of syllables in the name Charlotte:

Two or three, depending on pronunciation.

Emotion evoked from the name Charlotte:

Charlotte evokes feelings of sophistication and intelligence.

Alternative spellings for the name Charlotte:

  • Sharlotte
  • Charlotta
  • Charlette

Popularity of the name Charlotte:

According to the Social Security Administration, Charlotte has been a popular baby name since at least 1900. The name has never ranked lower than #350 on the baby name ranking lists for girls. It has been within the top 10 names since 2014.

Great middle names for Charlotte and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Charlotte:

  • Charlotte Bronte (19th century English novelist and poet)
  • Princess Charlotte of Cambridge (British royal family)
  • Amber O’Neal, who performed under the name Charlotte (professional wrestler)
  • Charlotte Burton (American silent film star)
  • Charlotte Wessels (Dutch singer-songwriter)
  • Charlotte the spider (literature, Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White)
  • Charlotte York (television, “Sex in the City”)
  • Charlotte Heywood (literature, Sanditon by Jane Austen)
  • Charlotte Pickles (television, “Rugrats”)


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